Healthcare reform per John Whiteside
An interesting argument about the history and role of our Federal Government vis-a-vis health care.
I agree with most of the underlying tenets of his argument especially due to my libertarian leanings. I think the state of this country and the entitlement state though will inevitably lead to a more expansive government as the “solution”. Its only human nature to not let go of something that you got for free. Great quote here:
The Federal Government has no idea what this new legislation will cost. They already have two social entitlements (Social Security and Medicare) that are bankrupt and yet they want to create a third? We arrest investment managers when they create similar Ponzi Schemes, yet the Federal Government would have us believe it is fine when they do this?
Read it though if you find yourself on either side of the debate. Some food for thought.
Also, if you like meat, perhaps you can try some of his grass-fed beef. I tried his ground beef, the stuff tasted pretty good.
Some of you think I hate environmentalists and while that is probably true, I do indeed want more organic grown foods, free-range chickens and grass-fed beef out there with as little chemicals and pesticides as possible. I think though right now we are finding it economically unsustainable. I’ve actually tangled with him on a whole host of environmental issues, in part because of conviction, in part because I am a contrarian d!ck, and in part because I really have nothing better to do. That being said, I certainly commend his willingness to explore new avenues to get these products to more doors.